Photo by Jackie Shapiro The 6th annual Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) Thank You BBQ & Awards event took place at Varsity Stadium on October 5 to recognize and celebrate exceptional staff and team contributions over the past year and a half. Read more here.
(photos: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services) For the sixth year, and following a year's hiatus, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships team members gathered for the OREP Thank BBQ & Awards event, one day later than originally scheduled due to nature's fickle plans. Over 470 staff members had rsvpd with alacrity to enjoy delicious food – supplied by our very own Food Services culinary team - to the sounds of our Faculty of Music's student steel pan band, in a socially distanced, EAT-guided and EHS-approved event. This is our opportunity to celebrate our entire team, and to honour our often unsung [...]
(Photo: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services) Read more about our award winners below: Outstanding Individual Employee Award Presented to an individual staff member (regardless of length of service) involved in any area of staff work who has made outstanding contributions that go beyond the ordinary fulfillment of the position’s duties. Praveen Narayanaswamy (ITS) As an SAP Solutions Architect, Praveen has amassed a series of successfully accomplished, high profile, and complex projects for our institution and its various lines of business. He has demonstrated thoughtful and methodic approaches to organization, planning, execution and support, helping us transform our business systems, during [...]
Facilities and Services features several stories and updates in their latest issue of Plugged In: Welcoming the U of T community back to campus Facilities & Services has been working diligently with our campus partners to implement many of the safety measures the University put in place to ensure a safe return to campus this fall, including improved ventilation, building signage, and enhanced cleaning. Learn more about how we’ve helped to prepare campus. Passion drives change at the Sustainability Office The St. George campus’s Sustainability Office is a small team with big goals that include making the University a leader in sustainability—and they want the help of the U of T community! Get to [...]
Food Services St. George's website has a new look and feel. It's a great place to find out about what's available on campus, who is serving what each day, and to look at meal plan options for faculty and staff!
Per UofT News (September 7, 2021): A fifth-floor recital hall in the proposed Centre for Civilizations, Cultures & Cities building at 90 Queen's Park will include stunning views of the downtown skyline (Images courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with architects-Alliance) The University of Toronto is welcoming the outcome of a formal mediation process led by the Ontario Land Tribunal that has resulted in the approval of a revised rezoning envelope for the new Centre for Civilizations, Cultures & Cities (CCC) building located at 90 Queen’s Park on the St. George campus. Read more here.
Ron Saporta, COO of Facilities and Services, St. George, was interviewed by the CBC (article posted here) on the topic of ventilation and the steps that UofT has taken to prepare for a return to campus by students as well as many faculty and staff. Watch the video and/or read the transcript of the interview here.
Photo by Lisa Lightbourn A University of Toronto pilot project introducing three unique homes to the St. George campus – including two in a laneway near Robarts Library – has received a 2021 Canadian Green Building Award. Read more here.
An air purification unit equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is installed in Sidney Smith Hall (photo by Johnny Guatto) The University of Toronto is assessing the ventilation in its classrooms and making upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment where necessary to ensure a high standard of safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.